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The FLUXNET2015 dataset and the ONEFlux processing pipeline for eddy covariance data

  • Gilberto Pastorello
  • Jonas Ardö
  • Marcin Jackowicz-Korczynski
  • Frans-Jan Parmentier
  • Norbert Pirk
  • Torbern Tagesson
  • Dario Papale
Publishing year: 2020
Language: English
Publication/Series: Scientific Data
Volume: 7
Issue: 1
Document type: Journal article
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

Abstract english

The FLUXNET2015 dataset provides ecosystem-scale data on CO2, water, and energy exchange between the biosphere and the atmosphere, and other meteorological and biological measurements, from 212 sites around the globe (over 1500 site-years, up to and including year 2014). These sites, independently managed and operated, voluntarily contributed their data to create global datasets. Data were quality controlled and processed using uniform methods, to improve consistency and intercomparability across sites. The dataset is already being used in a number of applications, including ecophysiology studies, remote sensing studies, and development of ecosystem and Earth system models. FLUXNET2015 includes derived-data products, such as gap-filled time series, ecosystem respiration and photosynthetic uptake estimates, estimation of uncertainties, and metadata about the measurements, presented for the first time in this paper. In addition, 206 of these sites are for the first time distributed under a Creative Commons (CC-BY 4.0) license. This paper details this enhanced dataset and the processing methods, now made available as open-source codes, making the dataset more accessible, transparent, and reproducible.


  • Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
  • article
  • breathing
  • ecophysiology
  • ecosystem
  • Eddy covariance
  • licence
  • metadata
  • photosynthesis
  • pipeline
  • remote sensing
  • time series analysis
  • uncertainty


  • ISSN: 2052-4463
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